Instructor - Department Of Kinesiology, Recreation, And Sport
Western Kentucky University - Bowling Green, KY

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Western Kentucky University

Instructor Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport

The Department of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport at Western Kentucky University invites applications for a nine-month Instructor, non-tenure track appointment, in the Sport Management (SPM) program, beginning Fall semester 2013.

The University
Western Kentucky University (WKU) is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and is a teaching and research focused comprehensive institution with over 20,000 students. WKU is conveniently located just 50 miles north of the Nashville, Tennessee area and about 120 miles south of Louisville, Kentucky.

The Department
The Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport (KRS) is housed within the College of Health and Human Services. The department’s undergraduate offerings include Physical Education, Exercise Science, Recreation Administration, and Sport Management, as well as a number of undergraduate minors. The department currently serves over 1,000 student majors. The department also offers graduate degrees in Recreation & Sport Administration with over 225 students enrolled. Students can study on-campus (General program) or as part of online cohort concentrations in Athletic Administration & Coaching, Facility & Event Management, and Sport Media & Branding through the Division of Extended Learning and Outreach (DELO). The department also offers a graduate degree in Kinesiology with several concentrations. Please see the department website for more information on our programs:

The faculty member in this position will:
- Instruct in the area of sport management and coaching
- Be responsible for monitoring and developing coaching education programs
- Teaches courses that may be on campus, off campus, or online
- Teaches courses utilizing and educating students about current technology, multi-cultural, and diversity trends affecting sport management
- Develops and instructs courses that have a service component in coaching education
- Advises students
- Assists with department, college, and university student recruiting efforts
- Engages in professional collaboration with others at the university, national, and international levels
- Remains well informed of current research trends and topics in sport management and related areas

Minimum Qualifications
- Master’s degree in sport management, business, or closely related field
- College level coaching experience
- Practical working experience in sport management or closely related field
- Experience teaching online, distance learning, or web-assisted courses
- Experience in teaching and student advisement in higher education
- Possess strong communication, interpersonal, and team-building skills
- Detail-oriented and self-motivated

Rank and Salary
This announcement is for a nine-month Instructor position. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.

Application Procedure
Send letter of application, current curriculum vitae, official transcript(s), and contact information for three references to the search committee chair:
Dr. Paula Upright
Search Committee Chair, Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport
1906 College Heights Blvd. #11089
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1089

Review of applications will begin May 9th and will continue until the position is filled.

Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, or marital status in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify The Office of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services at (270) 745- 5121, a minimum of five working days in advance.


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